FACTOID # 16: In the 2000 Presidential Election, Texas gave Ralph Nader the 3rd highest popular vote count of any US state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Melchior Diaz

Melchior Díaz was an early Spanish explorer of Western North America. In 1540 he journeyed up the river now known as the Colorado from where it drains into the Gulf of California and sent expeditions from the river as far as the present day Imperial Valley region of California (USA) and Baja California (Mexico). He was following in the footsteps of fellow explorer Hernando de Alarcón, who was exploring the Gulf of California at the same time.


His party made the first European crossing of the Colorado, near the modern-day city of Yuma, Arizona. They discovered and reported geothermal hot springs, probably the ones near Calexico, Mexico.


  Results from FactBites:
 
Melchior Diaz and his destiny in northern Baja. (578 words)
He sent Melchior Diaz with the dual purpose of solidifying the Spanish grip on a new settlement (San Hieronimo de los Corazones) in the central Sonoran Desert, and to hurry westward to meet with Alarcon's ships along the coast of the gulf.
Melchior Diaz decided to push on westward in an attempt to reach the Pacific Ocean.
Melchior's men carried their captain, suffering terribly from his wound, for twenty days before Diaz finally died.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m